Re: If I'd wanted a connected game I'd play Eve
"Second ships are purchased with in games credits, and in no way can be purchased via real world money..."
No. In-game credits for real-life money is incoming. It's even in the KS FAQ:
"We will probably allow the supplemental purchase of Credits with real money, for those who want to accelerate their progress through the game.
We do plan to charge for additional updates, to be available sometime after the original release. These will offer additional content, features and gameplay."